Written shortly after the death of his daughter, Issa's haiku touches deeply on the heart of the human condition.
Janette Schafer describes her short poem, Passagio, as 'a haiku of hope.'
Basho is one of the most famous Zen poets of Japan who invigorated the 17-syllable haiku form and set in on the road to being such a popular form of expression. A Zen student and perpetual traveller, Basho lived with the same simplicity espoused by the words of his poems. A Snowy Morning A… Continue reading Basho’s Snowy Morning